NASCAR Comes to Texas

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The thirteenth annual Samsung 500 races into Fort Worth this Sunday.

It's been 11 years since NASCAR first came to Texas, with the opening of the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth back in 1996. With an appropriate venue came big ticket NASCAR events like the Samsung 500 and Dickies 500 (both of the NEXTEL Cup series), the first of which gears up this Sunday, April 15th.

Race week kicks off with the Dallas Morning News Qualifying Days this Thursday and Friday. The O'Reilly 300, a NASCAR Busch Series race, is scheduled for Saturday. All culminating in the excitement and fanfare that is the Samsung 500 on Sunday.

What makes this event truly Texan is the winner's tradition -- the donning of a cowboy hat and the firing of six-shooters. You don't get more Lone Star than that. But for the past 12 Samsung 500 victories, a different victor has held the honor. Will 2007 be the year that a repeat winner is finally crowned or will we see a 13th racer celebrate?

Watch your favorite NASCAR stars take on Texas' famed 1.5 mile track this weekend. Ticket City is offering deep discounts on anything from backstretch to pit-side seats. To purchase tickets, including one-day to four-day badges or Hospitality, should call (800) SOLD-OUT or go online to

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